In the original theory of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction it is assumed that the oscillations are exclusively controlled by bromide ions. We have observed oscillations in the malonic acid-bromate-cerium-sulfuric acid system that cannot be explained by bromide control. We conclude that the oscillations are controlled by malonyl radicals instead of bromide in these cases. A new model ("Radicalator") is presented which is based on radical control of the BZ reaction.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of physical chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry